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Dervis Cafe & Restaurant

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kabasakal Caddesi, No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 516 15 15
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“kebab” (6 reviews)
“blue mosque” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Halal
$$ - $$$
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kabasakal Caddesi, No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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11 - 20 of 75 reviews

Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The best place for shisha in sultanahmet I tried it and it is the best The only one who has good taste in music

Thank Basem A
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

It is located in nice area full of tourists, restaurants, and sites such as basilica Cistern. It has an outdoor seating. I personally wasn't impressed with the food and prices, I guess you pay for location. C U AROUND

Thank majeo
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Location is very nice, food I ordered was delicious and good service. Very reasonable prices. Good atmosphere

Thank Mira K
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We found this place on the south east side of the Sultan Ahmet Square. In the evening, there is live music and whirling dervishes. Shisha pipe are available. Nice relaxing atmosphere...good food at a reasonable price without the pressure you get from the usual tourist...More

Thank SixpackDC
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Didn't try food but nargile was well priced at 25 and the cay reasonable. But views from here are what does plus the dervish gentlemans spin once every 10 mins.

Thank AshOrp
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Facing the Blue Mosque and right next door to Hagia Sophia, this is the perfect place for a drink, a kebab or an ice cream. Especially good 7pm onwards with the Turkish music and Dervis dancer. Good process, shade, friendly waiters. What's not to like.

Thank DrSAH
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a great cafe located between the Blue Mosque and the Ayasofya. It has a great menu, especially if you like your meat. And you can while away the evenings smoking a nargile and watching the musicians and a whirling dervish.

Thank Rezaul L
Reviewed June 3, 2016

A lovely little oasis we discovered for resting our tired feet after all the walking... Great food, Cay and amazing live performance by the Dervis dancers at sunset

Thank Sujata-Suri
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Super little cafe between the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Ideal for a break and to take the weight off your feet. Cay and snacks good service and clean loos.

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed May 3, 2016

a very pleasant restaurant. The food is not exceptional but not to bad. It is a great place to people watch and relax, Located very close to all the tourist attractions in the old city.

Thank MargaretRichard
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kabasakal Caddesi, No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 516 15 15
Open air garden restaurant located across the busy street (where the tour buses drop off and pick up tourists) from Sultanahmet mosque, and on the edge of the public garden that joins the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
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